Canada Distributes Marijuana to Patients

On Aug. 26, 2003, Canadian HIV-patient Jari Dvorak (62) became the first Canadian patient to receive government-grown marijuana.

He is "one of several hundred Canadians authorized to use medical marijuana for pain, nausea and other symptoms of catastrophic or chronic illness." Qualified patients are approved through Health Canada, and the marijuana is distributed through the patients' physicians.

Aug. 26, 2003 Associated Press